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Waves crash over a seawall at the mouth of the Miami River from Biscayne Bay, Fla., as Hurricane Irma passes by, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Doctors talked a Florida woman through delivering her baby at home in the midst of Irma


Doctors had to talk a Florida woman through an at-home delivery after she went into labor as Hurricane Irma's outer bands lashed the Miami area.

The City of Miami tweeted early Sunday, saying that firefighters were unable to get to the woman's home in the Little Haiti neighborhood. So doctors from the Jackson Health System talked the woman through the delivery.

Miami firefighters were able to reach the woman Sunday morning and took her and her baby girl to Jackson Hospital.

On Saturday, the Miami-Dade Police Department shared a photo of a different baby, born ahead of Irma's arrival.

“Welcome to the world baby Nayiri Storm!” the department tweeted. “Glad our officers were able to assist the family safely from hospital to hotel. #PerfectName.”

Miami-Dade fire spokeswoman Erika Benitez told the Associated Press that the fire department is responding to calls on a case-by-case basis because of the strong winds and rain brought on by Hurricane Irma.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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